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Penn Clips Cornell, 69-65

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Penn Coach Jerome Allen (Credit: Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

Penn Coach Jerome Allen (Credit: Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

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ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Dau Jok scored 21 points — including 15 in the first half — and grabbed seven rebounds as Pennsylvania hung on to prevail 69-65 over Cornell on Saturday night.

Miles Jackson-Cartwright had 15 points, five assists and five rebounds for the Quakers (8-19, 5-8, Ivy League). Fran Dougherty added 14 points and five rebounds.

The Quakers hit 47.8 percent from the field overall, 90.5 percent from the line and outrebounded the Big Red 37-27.

Jok’s 15 first-half points helped Pennsylvania establish a 36-35 lead at the break. With the game tied 40-40 early in the second period, the Quakers went 18-11 — including a pair of 3-pointers by Jok — to lead 58-51 with 4:35 remaining and held on for the win.

Nolan Cressler led the Big Red (2-26, 1-13) with 28 points and five rebounds.

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